Up End Down Symphony

Contemporary circus poem accompanied by symphony orchestra

  • 75 min.
  • From 10 years
  • No spoken language
  • Premiere 7. 12. 2018

A story of a man living uniquely with his memories. He lives through his flights and falls but is unable to break free from the luggage of memories he carries to live in a relaxed and liberated way. Sometimes everyone thinks about what follows, when that "ultimate moment" occurs. How does it look like and what's next? Up End Down looks at the journey from birth to death, from the earth to the heaven and back through the prism of our fantasy. A crossroads between two streets, heaven and earth, the memories and the present, smile and tears, taking off and falling. A crossroads of genres of news circus and symphonic music.

The original performance was created in 2010 as the second production of the ensemble. Actors, acrobats, and dancers mastered new disciplines (aerial acrobatics, teeterboard) and after the success of La Putyka, company met the high expectations of the theatre public. The company confirmed it's ability to combine drama with new circus and surprised with the art shape and set design ideally set for the space of La Fabrika, Prague. With the orchestral accompaniment, the show first chimed Jatka78 in 2018.


2010 – Divadelní noviny award (production of the year in dance & ballet)

2012 – Skupa's Pilsen festival award (costumes, sound design)

2018 – Student jury award at Young for Young festival, Most


"Acrobatics fits into the story as pieces of a puzzle, i's a solid part of the complet. And another such part is the symphony orchestra. It gave the musical arrangement new epic level. The original music is extended with the symphonic sound at the right moments. You shouldn't miss to see and hear this enhanced version of Up End Down."

– Soňa Hanušová (Kulturio.cz)

Shows & Tickets

Not on stage at present.

Current shows



  • Concept, direction Rostislav Novák Jr.
  • Collaboration Alexandr Minajev, Daniel Gulko, SKUTR (Martin Kukučka, Lukáš Trpišovský), Jaroslav Boltnar, Stéphanie N’Duhirahe, Bonaventure Gacon, Tomáš Měcháček
  • Choreography Rostislav Novák Jr., Anna John Schmidtmajerová, Tereza Toběrná, Jiří Weissmann, Lenka Vagnerová, Petr Horníček
  • Music Jan Maxián, Vojtěch Dyk, Jakub Prachař
  • Music arrangement Jan Maxián
  • Orchestration Jan Maxián, Martin Blažek
  • Conductor Joel Hána
  • Set design Hynek Dřízhal
  • Costumes, make-up Kristina Záveská
  • Lighting design Jan Mlčoch
  • Sound design Petr Kaláb, Robert Matoušek
  • Photo Pavlína Saudková
  • Graphic design Martin Sršeň (Vosa)
  • Production Cirk La Putyka

On stage